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The Salamander

#58 of 403 Restaurants in Bath
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3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
+44 1225 428889
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Perfect for the Bath Ale fan. I have eaten here before also and it is well worth a trip. Close to the Raven so you can flit between the two.

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Thank Gus A
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Hi Gus, thank you for the kind words and I am glad to hear you enjoy our food offering. We do a seasonal menu so stop by again to see what we are offering now with our spring menu. In May we will be starting Sunday night Pub quizzes. Please join us to make it a success Many thanks More 

northamptonshire uk
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Visited Saturday lunchtime prior to the Rugby! Delicious Welsh rarebit, onion rings and hand cut chips devoured with a well kept pint of Bath Gem to wash it down! Good bit of rugby banter! The Salamander is one of my favourite pubs to visit when in Bath!

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Thank treesrbrown
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Rugby is our fav time of year. Our crowds are great and the nights have a great atmosphere with the banter going on. Glad to hear you had a great visit and please come again. Thank you for the review The Sal team More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

Great service, good wine list, decent ales, great fish and chips. Only slight downer was that for Londoners it was a bit quiet

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Thank Stewart W
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Hee Hee Yes I can imagine you felt a bit lost with the quietness of our pub. February is always a bit tricky, but I am glad you enjoyed our offerings. We get our fish right off the early morning boats :) Thank you for your review The Sal team More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Came here whilst on a works course with colleagues after being recommended by the staff at the hotel I was staying at. Really can't complain, the local Bath Ales served were very nice, the menu comfortably had enough food to pick from and it was very reasonably priced with great quality food. £78 for 3 starters, mains, side orders and... More 

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1 Thank Lee R
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Hi Lee, thank you for your nice words of recommendation and please thank the hotel for putting you on to us. We take a lot of time and effort to make our menu and pricing to make sure you get what you paid for, sort of speak. We get deliveries everyday and your food is make fresh while you wait.... More 

Fak Fak, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

I have been to The Salamander several times, both to eat and for a drink. The staff have always been extremely helpful and friendly and the atmosphere is very cosy. And the food is delicious and very reasonably priced! The service is good and the staff always smiling. If you want delicious food (I'd particularly recommend the roast) and a... More 

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Thank penguin1_13
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

thank you for the great words, review. We are a small pub that strives on the basics and getting them right. Glad to hear that you enjoy our food as well as our atmosphere. Always happy to see you. Many thanks More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

This is a place that I visit every time I am in Bath and it never disappoints. In some ways it is nothing special, just a quietism place for a pint while I read the paper or wait while my partner is shopping. But there is something extra special about the place that is hard to explain - just amazing... More 

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Thank Squads
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

We seem to have the vibe for a place that many wives drop their husbands off while they shop. It is great to welcome you all for that quiet relaxing afternoon pint or two. Please come back to try our great local, fresh, English food. Many thanks for the review More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

Wonderful pub classics, and always tasty. I've eaten here a number of times, its generally pretty quiet but the food is fantastic and reasonably priced. Worth a visit.

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Thank ems28987
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

We are happy to see you every time you pop in. Our classic pie, burger and fish and chips will never change :) Thanks for the review, More 

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here, pretty reasonable, & enjoyed the bar downstairs. The staff were all friendly & helpful, thank you

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Thank Karen M
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

We are always happy to give advice on our ales and food, even give you a free taster to help make your selection. Come back soon Many thanks for the review Karen More 

Ireland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

we had an issue with our starter, it tasted "off" the manageress upstairs wasn't one bit interested in talking to us, no apology , nothing taken off our bill, she just took the plates back,didnt offer an alternative , (a bowl of soup would of done) 9 people had this issue so we weren't making it up ! very disappointed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Visited on recommendation from a friend and I wasn't disappointed. Bar staff were friendly and happy to give advice on the ales available. I wish I had stayed here for another instead of going to that place just down the road on the corner. Definitely be back.

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Thank its-me-ed
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Please come back an visit again soon. Thank you for the review it is always appreciated. from the Sal team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 428889
Description
The Salamander is great city-centre pub, 'The Sally' serves good food and a fine choice of beers from Bath Ales and beyond, and welcomes a friendly, eclectic audience. It's small, it's snug but it's oh so special! The Salamander is tucked neatly away just off Queen Square in the heart of the Georgian city of Bath. Historically a 'steak and chop house', it now consists of a wonderfully simple bar on the ground floor and an impressive dining room complete with galley kitchen upstairs.Using the finest produce from local suppliers, 'The Sally' is renowned for its imaginative and varied menu, available both downstairs in the bar and upstairs.

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